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music to work on a detroit construction site. thousands of miles away, his songs gained a following among supporters of the anti-apartheid movement. one of those fans tracked him down in the u.s. and now his stories being told in a documentary called -- "searching for sugarman." ♪ >> i am a solid 70. i have done the 1980's, the 1990's. i was born and bred in detroit, michigan. my mother and father are mexicans. i describe myself -- i wanted to make something of myself. i left the music dream and i went back to work. >> if you walked into a random house solve that had a turntable, and a few flips of the records you know is c abbey road by the beatles, bridge over troubled water by simon and garfunkel, and rodriguez. it was one of the most famous records of all time. >> i went back to work doing demolition and construction. >> it was one of the biggest albums of the day. we did not know who this guy was. on all of the other rock stars, we have all the information we needed. on this guy, there was nothing. >> they told me about this fine days. -- fan base. they needed the lyrics to t
that we would let it go under and the romney statement, "let detroit go bankrupt," his definition of bankruptcy meant real bankruptcy, not just restructuring. it's going to hurt him in michigan and ohio what he has said about letting the auto industry go under. i think it will hurt him in the country. i find the reaction to that slogan-- imported from detroit-- having an amazing impact everywhere in the country, by the way. when that commercial hit that chrysler put on, it brought pride-- not just to michigan, not just to ohio. i'm telling you, i found it all over the country. >> ifill: congress, i want you to ask you to tell your story. >> it's an amazing story. three shifts there. they started making the chevy cruise which is selling like hotcakes all over the globe and just last week got an announcement that general motors is going to invest another $200 million in the lords town plant, which is going to solidify the next generation of cruise to be in northeast ohio. 4500 jobs, and that's not even talking the supply chain, as want senator knows very well it's seat manufacturers
manufacturing. there had been a resurgence in ottawa jobs thanks to the bailout of detroit but now we're seeing a slowdown. >> even if these are caused by things that are happening abroad, that is not much help to the why house. >> no although it is interesting, i think this is going to be an unusual election. it has been already in the sense the economy has not been more of a headwinds for their president. any other era, you could not have an economy this bad and consumer confidence this low and still have an incumbent neck in neck with his rival. that is because the voters know they are more savvy about the economy. these problems are coming from abroad and they see the issue as the shrinking middle class and they do not see a romney as a guide beckon six that with his cayman island accounts. >> the one area where we might get relief is from the federal reserve. ben bernanke was prepared to do more to help the economy but getting back to your point about the era, that is a short term fix. >> absolutely. if you look at the history of quantitative easing, the first blast had an effect on the ma
accessible to all americans. [cheers and applause] despite an opponent who wanted to let detroit go bankrupt, this president saved the auto industry and now it's coming back strong. [cheers and applause] he not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in iraq, as president he showed the determination to bring our troops back home. [ applause ] barack obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "profiles and courage." he doesn't just do what is easy, he does what is hard. he does what is right. my father couldn't run for a second term. it was left to his brothers, his family and the generation they inspired to fight for the america they believed in. now it's up to a new generation our children's generation to carry america forward. so let me say to the young and the young at heart, barack obama is only president because you worked for him because you believed in him because uconn vinceed your parents to vote for him. young people have always led america towards a brighter future. it happened in 1960. it happened in 2008 and if you show the same spirit in this election as you d
, but also abroad as they sell detroit's finest around the globe. of the $350 billion worth of cars and auto parts produced here last year, $123 billion were exported. today's action came just as china challenged a u.s. trade law passed in march. china claims that law allows for unfair tariffs on a wide range of chinese-made products. of course, today's action also comes in the midst of a heated presidential campaign. republican candidate mitt romney accuses president obama of playing nice with china. many see this action as a chance for the president to look tough before the november election. >> there's nothing really new about the trade allegations that have taken place. the timing is political opportunist for both sides however, this is not an indication that the us and china are headed to a trade war, and this is not an indication that either side takes trade enforcement lightly. this is simply a taking a trade issue and framing for a moment of political convenience for both sides. >> reporter: sean west of the eurasia group says when it comes to the w.t.o. rules, the u.s. and china bot
, he said let detroit go bankrupt. [crowd booing] in strong contrast, president obama took action, putting together a rescue team, demanding real change and real sacrifice. from everyone involved, from management, from labor, from suppliers, from debt holders, from dealers. everybody involved. it was not universally popular, but it was absolutely right. [cheers and applause] president obama's strong leadership saved a million jobs. since june of 2009, this industry has added a quarter of a million jobs and the auto industry is thriving again. [crowd cheering] these are good middle class jobs in glass, in plastic, in steel. jobs making things for an economy built to last. and mitt romney's record, at bain capital the corporate buyout firm he founded too often has made their money not by building companies up but by taking them apart. and too often the workers ended up in the streets even as romney and his partners made millions of dollars. earlier this week, we celebrated labor day. people forget what this holiday and why it was created, what this holiday is. it was about safe work
flat rock assembly plant. that plant in suburban detroit, where ford and mazda used to build cars together, will add a second shift next summer, to build the ford fusion. >> they're hourly positions and they run the gamut from working in our body shop, to working in our paint shop, to working in what's known as our final assembly area. and these are all very good paying jobs that will help i think not only the local communities, because in addition to the 1,200 hourly positions in the plant itself, there's a trickle down or a multiplier effect of jobs that are created in communities. >> tom: ford expects its newly re-modeled fusion to be a top seller, already, hitting record sales in august. the michigan plant will be in addition to fusions built in mexico. and there are more pink slips at hewlett-packard. h.p. today said it will lay off an additional 2,000 employees. that's on top of the 27,000 job cuts it detailed in may as part of a $3.7 dollar, multi-year of a $3.7 billion, multi-year restructuring plan. h.p. is world's number one maker of personal computers. it employs more t
't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president obama made the tough and right call to bring the worst terrorist in the world to justice. some even said he couldn't take on the big banks that brought our economy to its knees. but president obama made the tough and right call so taxpayers will never again been on the hook for wall street's risky bets.çç some study couldn't take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. but president obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save medicare and ensure that no one goes broke just because they get sick. [crowd cheering] his whole life, there have been so many who told them what he shouldn't or couldn't do. but america has a president who knows what we must do. president obama has also faced down another group of naysayers. in addition to the crowds of the couldn'ted and shouldn'ts, the republican party
the right thing even when it isn't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president obama made the tough and right call to bring the worst terrorist in the world to justice. some even said he couldn't take on the big banks that brought our economy to its knees. but president obama made the tough and right call so taxpayers will never again been on the hook for wall street's risky bets.çç some study couldn't take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. but president obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save medicare and ensure that no one goes broke just because they get sick. [crowd cheering] his whole life, there have been so many who told them what he shouldn't or couldn't do. but america has a president who knows what we must do. president obama has also faced down another group of naysayers. in addition to the crowds of the couldn'ted and sh
at home. mitt romney proudly wrote an op-ed entitled "let detroit go bankrupt." you know, if he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from michigan to ohio and across the nation. mitt romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit by tearing it down. if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. [applause] mitt has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. it summers on the beaches of the caiman islands and winters on the slopes of the swiss alps. in matthew chapter 6 verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. and, my friends, my friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the united states of america. [cheering and applause] and, you know... and, you know, it's well past time for mitt romney to come clean with the american people on what he's saying about the president's policies of welfare to work. he's lying, as simple as that. and on his tax returns, he's hiding. you know, you have to wonder
for t and saving detroit and ending the war. all these things there is a tremendous record of accomplishment that people sort of glossed over in their eagerness to talk about the mood. and people will focus on those issues and the choice that we face in this election because the two candidates and two parties could not be more different. >> poll after poll have told us [inaudible] and what would you say is the undecided voters right now, are the three basic differences between the democratic party and the republican party? >> well, i would say that the democratic party is really on the side of families and working families. it's certainly on the side of women. and i think it's positions on children and education a long-term investment in the future of this country are the president has been incredibily strong on that with the race to the top and early childhood education. and i think in foreign policy he has kept us safe and ended the war in iraq and i think that really as the first lady was talking about, we have gotten to know him. and i think has demonstrated the charact
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